One of AA's favorites is impassioned White Sox cheerleader and play by play man Hawk Harrelson. Hawk's antics are legendary in these circles, but today may have been one of his best all-time moments. This rant is right up there with Hawk going after Joe West a couple years ago.
Today with the White Sox in Tampa Bay, home plate umpire Mark Wegner abruptly ejected White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana for throwing behind Ben Zobrist. Enjoy this rant that sounds like it comes from the bleacher bums in Major League or your local watering hole (thanks to Business Insider for the new video)...
"Oh what are you doin??? He threw him out of the ball game??? You've got to be BLEEPIN me?? What in the hell are you doing? What are you doing Wegner??? You've gotta be kiddin me!! That is so bad that is absolutely brutal!! That is unbelievable!! I'll tell ya what, they have got to start making guys be accountable, that is totally absurd. That just tells you... here's an umpire in the American League that knows nothing about the game of baseball."
If I'm the White Sox, I just say the heck with it and let Hawk Harrelson rant and cuss and call umpires by their last names on a permanent basis moving forward. His antics are much more entertaining this way!
Steve Berthiaume told us about the Cactus League game between the Angels and Giants from ESPN's Baseball Tonight studios during the top of the 7th inning of the Redsox at Phillies game on Monday and Karl Ravech had 3 Baseball Tonight updates during the Yankees at Braves game on Wednesday!
Stephana Dell had a injury report on Kendry Morales of the L.A. Angels and Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants for the bottom of the 5th inning for their Spring Training game on ESPN2 yesterday afternoon!
Jon Sciambi is filling in for Sean Mcdonough for today's MLB Spring Training game on ESPN2 between the Angels and Giants, does anyone know why??
Dan Shulman announced during Tuesday's MLB Spring Training game between the Braves and Tigers, that he, Orel Hershisher, Terry Francona and on-field reporter Buster Olney will be announcing 4 games in 5 days to start the 2012 MLB Regular season for ESPN,they will be at the Cardinals at Marlins game on Friday April 4th, the Redsox at Tigers game during the day on Thursday April 5th, the Royals at Angels game on Friday April 6th and lastly the Whitesox at Rangers game on Sunday April 8th!
Karl Revech and John Kruk during their Spring Training telecast between the Miami Marlin at Boston Redsox, annouced that Baseball Tonight will be at the Cardinals at Marlins game, Karl Ravech said the wrong day and John Kruk looked at a calendar and corrected him and said on Wednesday September 4th and for the Royals at Angels game on Friday April 6th, before the show goes back to it's Hartford, Connecticut studios!
Doug Glanvile was an on-field analyst for today's Spring Training game between the Mets and Tigers on ESPN!
Doug Glanville is the sideline reporter for today and Wednesday's spring training telecast on ESPN!
Their old colleague Bobby Valentine now manager of the Boston Redsox joined them for the top and bottom of the 6th inning and Aaron Boone joined them from Tempe, Arizona for some of the top of the 7th!
Don't forget that the New York Mets and Miami Marlins are only playing in 1 Spring Training Baseball game on ESPN too though!
I see that for ESPN's Spring Training Baseball schedule that year that out of the 10 games that they will use 19 different broadcasterss for 7 of the 10 games,Karl Ravech is the PBP voice for 2 games, Doug Glanville is an analyst for 3 games, the new Sunday Night Baseball team of Dan Shulman, Orel Hershisher, Terry Francona and Buster Olney wil be the sideline reporter for 3 games, Jon Sciambi will be the PBP voive for 2 games,Steve Berthiaume will be the PBP voice for 2 games which he will work both of them with Chris Singleton and sideline reporter Rob Parker, this also means that John Kruk will be the analyst for 1 game, Mark Mulder will be the analyst for 1 game,Nomar Garciaparrawill be the analyst for 1 game, Pedro Gomez will be the sideline reporter for 1 game and that their Monday Night Baseball team of Sean Mcdonough, Rick Sutcliffe, Aaron Boone and sideline reporter Tim Kurkjian will be onlyworking 1 game together too!
I am not suprised to see that Jessica Mendoza is the sideline reporter for 1 game, but does anyone know who Rob Parker is??